Posted: 12/6/2009 16:45:12
OK, maybe not so modern - but I remember seeing a composite twin (pusher setup mounted just behind the pilot) cri-cri type plane way back like late 80's-early 90's. I thought it was called the Alpha 2000. Does any one know what I'm talking about? My father vaguely remembers. Also wasn't there a kit called the Omega or alpha-omega (tandem)?
Posted: 12/10/2009 23:36:29
The only twin pusher I remember was a lot earlier. In the early 70's I almost started building an Aerosport Rail. It was an all aluminum totally open (breezy) low wing with two hirth 2-cycle engines on pylons. It would have been a fun way to build multiengine time but not very practical. I think it was written up in Mechanix Ilusstrated and maybe Sport Aviation.
Posted: 12/11/2009 02:56:27
Hello , just red your blog, I had a project couple of years ago with the VELOCITY kit makers in Florida to produce a twin Velocity.
(Twin Canard pusher)
A fuselage was prepared, then the major storm took the hangar apart etc and project was left pending
I have a picture of a mokeup of what it would look like if you are interested
Perhaps we could talk more if you are interested to revive this project.
Posted: 12/11/2009 10:16:30
Modified: 12/11/2009 12:14:29
Yves, I do like the idea of the twin canard - Didnt a guy named Shaw (Europa designer?) make a twin EZ. I would love to revive a project like this, but I have to be honest with myself, I just don't have the time. My question is more for information, with perhaps a chance and doing something in the future for a personal flyer.
Paul, as for the early 70's design - I'm pretty sure the design I'm thinking about came after and it was a composite plane. It might have been only a mockup. It was a standard low wing design with just two short pylons aft of the pilot holding the two small motors in a v-shape. The nose almost had a vk-30 look. I'll keep looking (or dreamin')
Posted: 12/12/2009 23:01:26
Your post made me think of the "Master X" on the Falconar Avia site: http://www.falconaravia.com/
Most of their designs are wood, not composite, though it looks like the design could be set up as a twin pusher.
Posted: 12/13/2009 16:21:28
Jerry in NC